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#1 lodgy

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:44 AM

hi, i recently bought a 58 plate 2l zetec focus and was wondering how hard it is to swap the standard radio for the sony dab unit, just had a quote off ford of 650 just for the head unit which is obscene. iv seen a few on ebay but they have a silver rectangle around the radio which wont fit into the focus dash. any info?
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#2 ilanbutler

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:19 PM

removal info

this is a removal guide

as for the radio is it double din fitment because that is the standard for these models for single din use you can buy a fascia plate which converts it

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:06 PM

it is a double din radio as its the ford/sony cd dab unit. but i think its out of a mondeo or kuga and has a silver trim making the radio a rectangle where as the focus dash is a sort of rounded trapezium thing lol.

this is my radio shape
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and this is what i want to fit but as you can see theres a silver panel around it. i know they fit as there an option for the focus but dont know if the silver bit is removable
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#4 ilanbutler

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:20 AM

oh ok i see your problem the part your looking for is this one from auto leads


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it replaces the whole surround

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:18 PM

cool thanks, that looks a darker silver or is it just the picture?
is there any changes to the aerial needed?
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:15 PM

it is a darker silver, i couldn't find any others but it might be worth asking if they stock any different colours. And as for your dab radio im pretty sure you will need a dab ready digital antenna for it but there relatively cheap try ebay.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:32 AM

try this link it will show you how to change to DAB radio.

http://fordwiki.co.u...egory:Focus_Mk2

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:00 PM

thanks for the info from you all

sorry for delayed reply.

iv short cut the whole lot and bought a personel DAB radio and just plug in to my aux cable.

great sound at about 1/10th of the cost

#9 ilanbutler

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 07:45 PM

That's a good idea does it get good reception. ilanbutler

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:19 PM

reception depends on where you are really and what radio it is. i use a pure one and its pretty good to say all my driving is in the pennines which is about as technologically backward as you can get lol

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:14 PM

Try on amazon search dab car radio go to bottom of the page to a company called www.justconnectme.co.uk they do complete units for £179.99 fitted for all makes.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:01 PM

It makes a massive difference having an amplified aerial - I got one from dabonwheels - 45 day money back guarantee if your not happy with it.



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